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Lip Ulcer Treatment
Dear Doc, my baby is 15 months, she's getting ulcer on her head, after it has healed, it show another ulcer.. how to treatment this disease? Thanks
Biopsy may be needed: The treatment for the recurrent ulcer depends on the cause. Certain infections can be treated with antibiotics. Less common causes can be determined by having a biopsy performed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Mouth "ulcers" is a very nonspecific term and have numerous causes- ie, bacterial hormonal, viral, yeast, inflammatory, autoimmune, neoplastic causes.
Salt water or baking soda rinses may ease the pain but any ulceration that stays more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a medical or dental professional. ...Read more
Acyclovir: Cheap & truly effective. Have a happy mouth, ok? ...Read more
Find the cause first: If you have several mouth ulcers at once you may want to see a dentist to determine if there is a cause that can be determined such as a food, drug, or toothpaste allergy. If no cause is evident then the ulcers are most likely caused by an autoimmune response to stress or specific foods and can be treated with topical steroids. These will also get better on their own within a week or two. ...Read more
Ulcer like spot on inside of labia, started out as a bump with a white head but the head came off leaving the "ulcer" painful, no itch. A treatment?
Listerine Mouth Rins:
1 st option is you can use the listerine mouthrinse 2x per day for 30 seconds. The purple or green listerine works great. If you rinse with this, it'll keep the ulcer from developing and actually go away.
2nd option is go see your dentist who has a laser equipment which can treat the ulcers and canker sores also when they first develop. See your dentist. ...Read more
My 13 months old boy, has two mouth ulcers on the tip of his tongue. What's the best treatment for it?
Cause?: I would be more concerned with the cause than the treatment at first. If it is a bite, no worries...It'll go away. If its more of a viral lesion such as a fever blister, then there are medications (antivirals) that can be used to treat. I hesitate to put a small child like this on antivirals, so it becomes a question of the frequency and severity of the lesions. See your dentist/doctor about this. ...Read more
Hi there, I've had a mouth ulcer for a week. However I've now got an inflamed lip. I've been using mouth ulcer treatments but it doesn't seem to work?
Self diagnosis: So perhaps your self diagnosis and choice of treatment is erroneous. Perhaps it's an infection, or one of hundreds of other possible mouth lesions. Please call your Dentist and have the "ulcer" evaluated and treated. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more
40yr old male. Acute inhalational exposure to chromium (+6).experiencing mouth ulcers, GIT upsets. Treatment and management options?
I get mouth ulcers all the time. It stays for a few days and then disappears. What is the prevention and treatment for it? It gets very painful.
Mouth ulcers: This question is best answered by a personal evaluation by your dentist and physician in order to determine the specific types of ulcers you get and your complete dental and medical history. There is not a simple answer to your question that can be attained by internet research or even posing that question on this website. ...Read more
I am frequently suffering from mouth ulcers. Plz tell me the reasons of it and advice some natural treatment. My age is 25 years and a male from india?
Oral ulcers: Recurrent ulcers of the mouth are usually viral in origin. Topical treatments, such as anbesol, may decrease the symptoms, but do not stop future ulcers. Cauterizing the ulcers may prevent their recurrence, and antiviral medications can also be used to prevent attacks. ...Read more
Pain at the edge/lining of my tongue. Pain similar to mouth ulcers on tongue but no visible ulcers. Treatment?
Pain in tongue: There may be several differnent reasons for this pain you are feeling, some may require no tx at all, the thing to do is see your dentist or oral surgeon and have a definitive diagnosis, this will lead to the proper treatment if any is necessary. ...Read more
I hv problem of mouth ulcer. What should do for thar. I got mouth blisters in 2 to 3 days after treatment also. I checked this problem to tooo many doctors but there is no any satisfactory treatment?
Had viral fever recently but now its good after the treatment but now I have ulcers all over my mouth and throat what to do?
Mouth and throat: You need to be referred to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Your doctor will refer you! ...Read more
I have a new mouth ulcer inside, and I want to get rid of it quickly. Any effective OTC treatments?
Yes: For adults you may find applying tea tree oil with a qtip a couple times a day can speed healing. It stings but is effective. Also homeopathic rhus tox 2-3 times a day can help with mouth ulcers. If it is trauma from biting your gum, these two suggestions may not help as much. Swish and spit with mouth wash and peroxide (50/50) can also be helpful. (also stings a bit). ...Read more
See your dentist:
If they occur frequently, see your dentist who can use a laser to speed up healing.
If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect and slightly "numb" the area (only use if NT allergic to any of its ingredients).
Also: use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (read the ingredient listing). ...Read more
It will heal: If no infection, it will heal by itself. If it becomes infected see your doctor doctorate. ...Read more
I have mouth ulsers....And they used to grow after 15-20 days usually...I want a permanent treatment of this....Can u please suggest?
No permanent tx: Mouth ulcers are a form of the herpes virus. Don't mistake this with the sexual type, in fact everybody has these virus cells in them. Stress can bring them our or spicy foods, sunlight, etc. Try and identify what you were doing / eating the next episode. You can get a product called zilactin over the counter that will help reduce the pain. See your dentist if they continue. ...Read more
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more
Mouth ulcer: Is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Cauterize: Aphthous ulcers can be cauterized by a dental professional. Otherwise, they usually heal in 10-14 days. Some toothpaste/mouthwash ingredients, immune disorders, allergies can cause aphthous. Traumatic ulcers must have the source of trauma (ill fitting dental appliance or denture, rough filling, etc.) removed. Traumatic ulcers often heal sooner than aphthous. Oral cancer can also present as ulcer. ...Read more
That depends: Are we talking one isolated ulcer or several at the same time? If one isolated ulcer, then let it heal on its own in 10-14 days. Stay away from acidic and spicy foods. If multiple small ulcers, this could be signs of a viral infection. If multiple large ulcers this could be signs of Chron's disease. If it is either of the last two, this needs checked out by your medical doctor. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more